German 13x18 or 5x7 Large Format Field Camera
History: An early 13x18 field camera, that was made in Germany somewhere between 1890 and 1900. The attached plate reads:
'Norddeutsches Versandhaus Hamburg - Friedo Wiesenhavern - Hamburg. Kl. Bäckerstr. 11'
Wiesenhavern was known for beeing one of the larger suppliers in northern Germany in that time. He offered field cameras aswell as lenses (which more likely were rebranded).
Condition: The condition is rather ok for its age. It features the typical 3 position setup with a fine focus rail in the rear. The bellows are quite nice, and made from red leather. I think they should be lighttight, sine i dont see any pinholes, but i wouldnt guarantee it. There is also a front mount shutter attached to the lensboard. Also that looks ok, but i wouldnt guarantee either if it works properly or not.
Sold as a restoration project or possible decoration. There are no plateholders included.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 70 eur
*(the site offers only 2 shipping variations, DE and worldwide. buyers from EU please either contact me beforehand for a reduced EU cost, or after buying so i can send a refund over the difference)
Importent Note: This item comes from my private collection and is around 100 years old (antique). I try my best to describe all the faults and major damage which are relevant for the function of this item. But the actuall item can show signs of wear and also some cosmetic blemishes/damage which is not described in the auction text! When buying this item the buyer agrees to this terms.